How to Find Out Which Pest Bit You in Toronto

When you discover that you’ve been bitten or stung and are uncertain about the source, you tend to assume the worst.

What are my chances of having bed bugs? It is important to note that bug bite reactions can vary and are often confused with other types of bites and stings. The following questions can help determine whether or not a bug has bitten you.

When a Bug Bit You, Did You Feel Any Pain?

If you answered yes to this question, it is likely that bed bugs did not cause it. Bed bugs’ saliva contains anesthetic components that make their bites virtually undetectable.

Where are most of the bites located?

  • Feet and ankles: Typically, fleas live in carpets and under furniture, which is why it is quite likely that you have fleas.
  • Head and Neck: It could be head lice nesting in human hair causing your symptoms.
  • Groin or Armpits: These areas are likely to be infested by ticks since they prefer warm, moist, and hidden habitats.
  • You may have bed bugs if you notice bites all over your body, and they are mostly in places that your pyjamas don’t cover. Call a bed bug removal company immediately.

What Way are the Bites Organised? Straight line or a Zigzag pattern?

In the event that you answered yes to this question, you probably have bed bugs on your property. The bites from bed bugs typically appear in clusters of three or more bites per cluster. If you are worried about an infestation, a pest control company can eliminate the bed bugs without putting you, your pets, or your family in danger.

The reason for this is that when a bed bug bites you, it scurries about in search of suitable places to feed on. As a result, some people experience a trail of marks or several groups of marks on their skin.

Is There Blistering After the Bites?

Likely, the blisters that you have developed from your bites were not caused by bed bugs but by blister beetles or bites from fire ants.

In addition to not biting, blister beetles release an irritating chemical when crushed that leads to blisters forming. In contrast, fire ant bites are painful and will be noticed right away, whereas bed bug bites may go unnoticed and often are.

Is There a Bull’s-eye Pattern Surrounding the Bite?

In this case, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. The bite you received was likely caused by an infected tick carrying Lyme disease.

Lyme disease symptoms include fever, headaches, chills, and swollen lymph nodes, and if it is left untreated, it can lead to death. However, not everyone will experience these symptoms, so it is important to consult a physician for a precise diagnosis.

How To Prevent Bug Bites in Toronto

The pest professionals at Pesticon can help you if you are discovering multiple bites in a short period and do not know from where they are coming, so contact us immediately. In addition to being trained in bug identification, our technicians also know all the tricks to keep an infestation at bay. 

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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